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School Targets Achievement Gap Through Methods Of Socrates

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 05.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Should the rich fix failing schools by donating more money? Should moms keep better tabs ...

State, City At Odds On Parent-Teacher 'School Governance Council' Mandate

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 05.08.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. In a dispute that will determine whether New Haven must overhaul the way it engages paren...

Connecticut School Faces Mounting Pressure As High-Stakes Test Near

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 03.05.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. As anxiety rippled through the hallways in anticipation of the high-stakes Connecticut Ma...

Education Wake Up: An Important Case in Connecticut

Michael Evans | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education
Michael Evans

The indecisiveness that has been found in Connecticut has left a generation of youth facing one of the biggest uphill battles in the nation.

Star TFA Teacher Hits Stride, But May Leave Town

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 02.21.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. A year and a half after students welcomed the Teach For America recruit with a flash floo...

Calling the Right Plays to Help Teachers Succeed

Randi Weingarten | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

We all have an interest in ensuring that our children's teachers are effective, but we must help them sharpen their game, not just keep score.

From Geometry To Gym Classes, Writing Infiltrates Every High School Course

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 12.12.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Writing ... again? groaned Fred Redeaux's honors geometry class. "Let me give you a ne...

First Punishments In Atlanta Cheating Scandal To Be Issued

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 02.14.2012 | Education

About a dozen Atlanta educators implicated in the district's cheating scandal find out Thursday whether Georgia education officials will strip them of...

Cheating Teachers In Connecticut Lose Some Pay As Punishment

Posted 12.10.2011 | Education

Twelve teachers who were involved in a Connecticut test tampering scandal are losing 20 days pay and must serve 25 hours of community service by tutor...

New Evaluation System Forces Out 34 Teachers

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 11.13.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. New Haven, CT -- New Haven's new method of grading teachers spurred low performers to imp...

Education Chief: Make Teachers Pay For Cheating

Connecticut Post | Linda Conner Lambeck | Posted 10.13.2011 | Education

HARTFORD -- School employees found helping students cheat on state standardized test shouldn't only lose their jobs, they should pay to clean up the m...

Educating for Democracy: "Save Our Schools" Strategies

Joel Shatzky | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education
Joel Shatzky

The "Save Our Schools March" that took place last Saturday might not have been large in terms of participants. But more important was the enthusiasm and determination conveyed by those who attended.

Tracking Students No Longer In Stamford Schools

New York Times | WINNIE HU | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The school system is experimenting with mixed-ability classes that have so far reported fewer behavior problems and better grades f...